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Morehouse Summer Program for Black Males

Morehouse College will be offering a Summer Institute (Project
Identity)
for African-American males entering the 10th and 11th grades.

– Three weeks (June 7 – 28)
– Creative Writing
– SAT Prep
– Debate
– Pre-Calculus
– Leadership development
– Enrichment activities
– $400 fee (includes meals, housing and activities)

FOR MORE INFO GO TO:

http://www.morehouse.edu/projectidentity/sat_sum.html

2008 Samsung’s Hope for Education

http://pages.samsung.com/us/hopeforeducation/index.html

Each year, Samsung’s Hope for Education holds a contest where students
from schools nationwide can write a 100-word essay about how
technology benefits and helps education. In 2008, the top winner
receives a grand prize of over $200,000 worth of Samsung technology,
Microsoft software and cash grants from DIRECTV, as well as the SCHOOL
CHOICE® educational television programming package. Entries are open
now. Contest will run until August 31, 2008.

ESSENCE Provides $5,000 College Scholarships

A college education is a major investment in a young person’s future. But the cost often puts it out of reach for many capable students. We want to help make college more accessible to deserving students with the Generation Next scholarship presented by ESSENCE and The Sallie Mae Fund.

The Generation Next program includes:

Five college scholarships of $5,000 each

All-inclusive trip to attend one ESSENCE Young Women’s Leadership Conference in 2008

Recognition in a special magazine feature in the October 2008 issue of ESSENCE

Who Is Eligible to Apply?
If you know any African-American women who are high school seniors or college freshmen, they may qualify to apply. The scholarship criteria include academic performance and financial need.

We can help them achieve their goals. Visit essence.com/generationnext for details. Application Deadline is June 15, 2008.

“If you can change your mind, you can change your life”.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;
  • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or nationals of the United States;
  • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted);
  • Will be enrolling for the first-time at a U.S. accredited* college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall of 2009
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
  • Meet the Federal *Pell Grant eligibility criteria; and
  • Have all three forms
    (Nominee Personal Information Form,
    Nominator Form and Recommender Form) completed and submitted by
    the deadline.
  • www.gmsp.org

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for high school students in science, mathematics, and engineering throughout the United States that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.

http://engineeringedu.com/summercamps.html

THE ONE WORLD FOUNDATION Human Rights Exchange Programs for Dedicated Young People
http://www.theoneworldfoundation.org

One World Foundation is a 501(c) (3), non profit organization whose mission is to encourage young people from minority and indigenous backgrounds to become actively engaged in the human rights and development arenas. We believe that social justice, economic justice and respect for human rights can be achieved through global campaigns and coalitions of committed young people. Our Growth As programming and participation continues to develop within the organization, our mission has grown, incorporating a spectrum of struggles and hopes in human rights. Our participants will not simply participate in global exchange, but pioneer and change the way it works. One World is conscious of and focused on cross-cultural exchanges between impacted and affected communities. Our Dreams One World imagines experiences where One World Young Leaders working with disadvantaged children in Cambodia not only help to transform lives in Cambodia but serve as important diplomats for their communities in the U.S. In Senegal, we hope One World Young Leaders will contribute to the fight against poverty and the social deprivations it imposes upon communities while gaining the powerful understanding that rich and diverse cultures exist beyond our borders. Most importantly, we are determined to see that while our Young Leaders develop lifelong friendships with each other and friends they make in the host countries they strengthen their passion towards social justice- all in one amazing trip. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please visit our website for more additional information about our summer programs in Cambodia, Chile, India and Senegal. We can be reached at info@theoneworldfoundation.org.
If you are a Facebook member, please join our Cause, “The One World Foundation.”

science-based internship opportunities, at the National Science Foundation, for undergraduate and graduate students
majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)
discipline; and
(b) health-focused opportunities, at the QEM Network,
for students at HBCUs who are majoring in a health-related field.

The application can be downloaded from our Program website:
http://qemnetwork.qem.org/internship.htm

Research Triangle Park (RTP)
Black Diversity Network Group
Scholarship Application

Background:
The mission of the RTP Black Diversity Network Group is to embrace and support its members to achieve their aspirations, by reaching out, reaching back, and propelling each other forward. When building up a community we understand none of us is as strong as all of us. This scholarship has been established to support graduating African American high school students in the Wake, Durham and Orange Counties of the Research Triangle Park area in North Carolina in pursuing their educational aspirations and desire to make a positive contribution to their communities.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be African American
  • Must be a resident of Wake, Durham, or Orange Counties in North Carolina
  • Must be a graduating high school senior
  • Must have a weighted G.P.A of 2.75 or above
  • Must be involved in community service
  • Must be planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university

Research Triangle Park (RTP)
Black Diversity Network Group
Scholarship Application

Please type.

I. General Information

Last Name:

First Name:

Middle Initial:

Mailing Address:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Contact Phone:

E-mail Address:

Are you African-American?

Are you a resident of Wake, Durham, or Orange County?

II. Educational Information

High School (Currently Attending):

High School GPA:
Please provide a copy of your most recent official transcript.

College or University (2 or 4 year accredited college or university you plan to attend in Fall):

Have you applied for admission to the above college or university?

If yes, have you been accepted:

Intended major / area of study:

Type of degree you are/will be pursuing:

Associate degree in

Bachelor degree in

III. Personal Information

Please list any community service activities, extracurricular activities and/or work experience:

Please list any awards/honors you have received:

IV. Financial Information
ATTACH A ONE PAGE, DOUBLE-SPACED, TYPED, STATEMENT OF YOUR FINANCIAL NEED FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR TO THIS PAGE. Please show anticipated monies received versus anticipated expenses. Anticipated monies would be any scholarships, grants, loans, wages or assistance from parents and /or relatives.

V. Essay
Please provide an essay that addresses 3 of the 4 following questions:
– Why is a good education important in society today?
– How will you use the education that you receive?
– How will you take what you have learned and contribute back to your community
to help future generations?
– How have your extra-curricular activities made a difference in your community?

The essay should be typed, double-spaced and between 500-800 words.

VI. References
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. One from a high school teacher and one from a person who has known the applicant for two or more years, and who is not a relative or member of the applicant’s family. Suggested references would be employers, counselors or ministers.

VII. Scholarship Agreement

  • I give my permission for the release of academic, financial, and/or other necessary
    information requested by the scholarship/award selection committee.
  • I certify that the information throughout this application is accurate (and in compliance with the criteria stated on the scholarship criteria), and that any misrepresentation of any facts or details will result in my ineligibility for any and all portions of the scholarship award.
  • I hereby agree to the terms specified in the scholarship criteria upon accepting the
    scholarship award. However, should my status change whereby I no longer meet the criteria, I understand that the scholarship will be revoked.
  • I agree to provide a statement or letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university by July 15, 2008. Failure to enroll in an accredited college or university will result in the withdrawal of the award and the student will be obligated to repay any monies received.
  • The scholarship award monies will be sent and applied to the student account of the recipient at the accredited college or university in which s/he enrolls.

Signature:
Date:
Checklist
Make sure the following items are completed and included in your application packet.
I. General Information
II. Educational Information
III. Personal Information
IV. Financial Information
V. Essay
VI. Letters of Recommendation
VII. Transcript

Deadlines
1. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by May 16th, 2008.

2. STATEMENT / LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE FROM AN ACCREDITED
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY DEADLINE: Postmarked by July 15th, 2008.

Contact Information
Please mail all items to the address listed below:
RTP Black Diversity Network Group Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 12887
Durham, NC 27709-2887

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to: rtp_bdng_scholarship@yahoo.com

Diversity Summer Programs
Below is a list of summer programs primarily for students of color.

http://www.blackexcel.org/summerprograms2007-1.htm

http://www.collegehorizons.org

http://www.dedicatedengineers.org/Resources/summer_programs.htm

http://djnewspaperfund.dowjones.com/fund/hss_summer_workshop.asp

http://www.inroads.org/interns/internWhatItTakes.jsp

http://www.qem.org/internship.htm

http://www.wecaaare.org/pages.asp?pageid=6833

http://www.yess.caltech.edu/

http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/clae

http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/office-diversity-programs/summer-programs/highschool-programs/curie-academy/index.cfm

http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/office-diversity-programs/summer-programs/highschool-programs/catalyst/index.cfm

http://www.cpnahs.howard.edu/ctr_excellence/summer_enrichment.htm

http://www.lehigh.edu/star/

http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/

http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87

http://www.nd.edu/~aasnd/

http://www.nd.edu/~lclsem/

http://www.wpi.edu/Admin/Diversity/K12/Strive/program.html

Youth Opportunity Summer Employment Program at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

What is YOP?

The SLAC Youth Opportunity Program is a 10-week employment program (from June 22 to August 31) designed primarily to provide supplementary income, and also to give entry-level students exposure to the work place while allowing them the opportunity to enhance their job skills. Students between the ages of 16-22 whose total family income does not exceed a predetermined amount may apply. Since these jobs are full time, we are not able to accommodate students enrolled in summer school or other activities.

What kinds of positions are available?

In the past, the positions have included unskilled labor, data entry, light industrial, maintenance and clerical positions (U.S. safety requirements limit 16 and 17 year olds to work in an office-type environment).

What is the selection process?

The applicants that apply early and meet the financial requirements will be given preference. You will be contacted directly by the SLAC Employment Services Office. To be considered for this special program, please email a request to Diedre Webb (dee@slac.stanford.edu) ; or call 650/926-4744 for an application.

http://www-public.slac.stanford.edu/hr/jobs/YopProgram.asp?catid=0200

Responsibility Division â–ª Employment Resources Development Program

2008 HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

PROGRAM INFORMATION

BACKGROUND
For the past 15 years, the Port of Oaklandâ €™s High School and College Internship Program has provided summer jobs, work experience and exposure to careers for hundreds of students through its Internship Program. An internship can be a very first job or a stepping stone in a career path that can help open up doors and opportunities for your future.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

· Contribute to the development of career interests.

· To provide “real world†work experience for students.

· Use of mentoring, on-the-job training and work assignments to enhance skills and abilities.

· Enable students to develop productive work habits and positive attitudes.

PROGRAM OPERATIONS

Upon approval by the Board of Port Commissioners, the students may begin internship assignments on June 30, 2008 and conclude August 29, 2008. (Students needing to return to school earlier are excused). Workshops, meetings, and activities will be part of the internship program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

SELECTION OF INTERNS:
The internship program is competitive; a total of 15 – 20 interns will be selected for the 2008 program. Departments may request specific skills such as knowledge of Excel or other software, or students who have a strong interest or are majoring in specific fields such as Engineering or Marketing. Selection of interns is based on meeting program and department requirements and an interview.

WORK ASSIGNMENTS, HOURS AND LOCATION

The types of duties interns perform vary but are generally clerical and may have some technical tasks, field work and some may require proficient computer skills. The varied skills and expertise of Port staff offer interns an opportunity to gain insight into careers such as Engineering, Human Resources, Communications, and Social Responsibility. Intern assignments may be at the Administration Bldg., 530 Water Street , the Oakland International Airport or Maritime area (former Oakland Army base). Interns must be available to work 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday during normal office hours from June 30 – August 29, 2008.

SALARY
High School Interns earn $8.50 per hour

College interns earn $12.00 per hour

Medicare, State and Federal taxes are withheld

EVALUATION

The intern’s department manager or his /her designee will be required to work closely with the intern and evaluate the student’s work performance at the end of the internship.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must meet all of the requirements listed below. Internship opportunities are for new applicants only.

If you were previously selected as an intern, you will not be eligible to reapply.

Note: Port Employees children are not allowed to participate in the Internship Program.

· Minimum grade point average of 2.5 (student must provide latest transcript)

· High School Interns must be an Oakland resident between the ages of 16-18 and fully enrolled in high school.

· College Interns must be currently enrolled in college, up to 21 years of age.

· Completed application – all questions must be answered completely.

· Oral Interview will be scheduled if applicant meets all requirements of the internship program.

Students who are selected must pass a Port medical examination. Students who are assigned to the Oakland Airport must complete a background check.

The final candidates are recommended to the Board of Port Commissioners for final approval of appointments to Internship.

Note: Port Employees children are not allowed to participate in the Internship Program.

Please submit application by May 16, 2008

Be sure to include a copy of your most recent transcript – applications without transcripts will not be eligible.

Please submit application and transcript to:

Port of Oakland

Employment Resources Development Program (ERDP)

530 Water Street , Oakland , CA 94607

For questions, please leave a message – (510) 627-1161

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
(Most recent transcript must accompany application)

Deadline to apply: May 16, 2008

I. PERSONAL DATA

Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

City State Zip Code

Phone: ____________________________________________________________

(Include any message or cell phone numbers if that is the best way to reach you)

Email Address: ________________________________________________________

High School: _________________________ Date of Graduation: _____________________________

Name of Counselor: ___________________________________________________________________

(High School Students)

College: _________________________________ Date of Graduation: ___________________________

Major: ________________________________ Minor(s) ______________________________________

Are you between 16 and 21 years old? Yes _____ No _____

Are you able to work a minimum of 30/hrs week during the summer? Yes _____ No ___ __

When is your last day of school? _________________________

When do you anticipate returning to school in the fall? _________________________________________

Do you speak or write any foreign languages? If so, please note: ________________________________

What is your means of transportation to and from work? _______________________________________

Do you require any special accommodations for work? _________________________________________

II. EMERGENCY DATA

Person to contact in case of emergency: ____________________________________________________

Daytime phone: ______________________After 5:00p.m.________________________________

Relationship to you: ____________________________________________________________________

III. ACTIVITIES AND WORK EXPERIENCE (may use additional sheets)

List activities in which you have been actively involved in school (for example: student government, sports, music, clubs and publications). List name of school, dates of participation, offices held and any special recognition: _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

List community activities for which you have volunteered (for example: church, work, hospital, volunteer, tutoring, and children’s programs). List name of agency/organization, your title, dates of participation, office held and any special recognition:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. EDUCATION AND CAREER GOALS (may use additional sheets)

What classes have been most beneficial to you and why?

What are your plans after your graduate?

Why do you think the Port of Oaklandâ €™s Internship Program will be helpful in reaching your goals?

How often do you use the computer? ____________________________________________________________________

List your computer skills including software knowledge.

Applicant Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________________________

Please submit application and transcript by May 16, 2008

Applications that are late, incomplete and missing transcripts will not be accepted.

Postmarks must be stamped no later than May 16, 2008

Port of Oakland

Employment Resources Development Program (ERDP)

530 Water Street, Oakland , CA 94607

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KAISER PERMANENTE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association (KPAAPA) is proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for our 2008 student award scholarships.

Basic Requirements:

Ebony Umoja Award
($4,500)
This scholarship is awarded to an African American high school senior with a 3.5 GPA or higher. This student must be planning to attend a 4-year college, should be the offspring of a Kaiser Permanente employee with an interest in healthcare. One recipient will be chosen.

Ruby Ujima
($4,000)
This scholarship is awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA or higher, who is currently enrolled in a health care program or related field of study. One recipient will be chosen.

Emerald Kuumba
($3,500)
This scholarship is awarded to a high school or college student with a 2.5 GPA or higher. One recipient will be chosen.

The Permanente Medical Group
Medical Student Scholarship
($3,500)
This scholarship is awarded to an African American medical school student in his or her second term, with a 3.0 GPA or higher. This scholarship will be presented by a member of The Permanente Medical Group. One recipient will be chosen.

The Gloria Gilford-Logan Scholarship
($2,500)
The Gloria Gilford-Logan Scholarship Award is designed to support the ambitions of current Kaiser Permanente employees who wish to enter the field of Human Resources, i.e., organizational development, recruitment, diversity, and related disciplines. Human Resources is the gateway to the organization and the efforts made here can help insure the success of our employees. One recipient will be chosen.

The Inspiration Award Scholarship:
($2,500)
This award is provided by the generous support of the KP School of Allied Health Sciences. It is awarded to a student who has faced unusual life challenges and has risen to become a role model for all while maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher.
One recipient will be chosen.

All Scholarship Application Packets must be postmarked by April 25, 2008.
Download the application here

To obtain additional copies of the Scholarship Application Packet, please email requests to: gloria.j.wilson@kp.org

Gloria J. Wilson
Kaiser Permanente
Scholarship Chair
510-627-3812

The Summer Institute is a four week, on-campus program for rising high school sophomore and junior African American males. Open to in-state and out-of-state students, the institute replicates the college experience with an intense curriculum and enrichment activities to assist in developing their academic, social and leadership skills.

The curriculum consists of algebra II and pre-calculus, argumentation and debate, creative writing, leadership development and SAT preparation. Participants are taught by college faculty and paired with student tutors and mentors. Enrichment activities include round table discussions on various subjects relating to college life and everyday life experiences.

Applicants should have an A or B average with some accelerated level coursework; have taken the PSAT or SAT; and present two letters of recommendation.

More Information
http://www.morehouse.edu:16080/projectidentity/application.html

Microsoft
Summer Camp for Girls

It’s FREE and they provide breakfast and lunch
for the participants. Applications are due May 30, 2008 acceptance will
be announced by June 13, 2008. Eligible applicants for the metro area
camp would be in grades 10-12. There is a URL at the end of this page
that allows you to view scenes from previous camps and videos created by
participants promoting the camps.

This will be a great opportunity for our young
ladies. Microsoft is once again requesting our assistance in getting
young women to apply for their DigiGirlz Summer Camps.

Camps will be held this year in the following
eight locations:

Charlotte, NC
Chicago, ILL
Fargo, ND
Irvine, CA
Las Colinas, TX
Redmond, WA (corporate)
Stony Brook, NY
Washington, DC

We are now accepting applications to Microsoft?s
DigiGirlz High Tech Camps. We are requesting your assistance in
promoting this learning opportunity for high school girls. The camp was
developed to provide girls with a better understanding of what a career
in technology is all about. This exciting three to five day experience
provides opportunities to learn about careers in technology, talk with
Microsoft employees about their life experiences, and enjoy hands-on
computer and technology workshops.
What Participants Can Expect
-Hands-on learning sessions to educate
-Keynote Speaker series to inspire
-Career/technology tours to heighten awareness
-Resume and interview workshops to prepare
-Employee panels to answer questions

Testimonials
Here is what some DigiGirlz had to say about
their experiences at the camp:

[The event was] very empowering and I know
that I can accomplish anything!?

“It definitely had a positive impact on me. It
got me inspired to get involved and really gave me confidence to live
out my dreams. It gave me great ideas and I am so excited to continue
on!”

Even in the short time I was at Microsoft I
learned so much about technology, but more about how people can achieve
professions that they love and enjoy. Everyone’s enthusiasm about their
professions inspired me to find what I love and pursue it — not only in
technology, but in life.”

“I am now much, much more interested in
technology-related careers. They are so much fun.”

Application Details

To apply, girls need to complete the online
application form which is available at:
https://www/https://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/programs/camps.mspx

In addition to providing contact information,
the girls will be asked to answer two essay questions. After being
selected into the program, they will receive a packet of information
with additional forms for completion. They will also be asked to submit
a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. The documents
must be completed and returned in order to be fully registered for the
camp. Girls must currently be in 9th?12th grade to be eligible. This
camp is free of charge to participants.

Visit
https://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/programs/camps.mspx
for more information.

THE ONE WORLD FOUNDATION Human Rights Exchange Programs for Dedicated Young People

http:/ /www.theoneworld foundation. org/

ONE WORLD 2008 APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE!

The One World 2008 application is now available! Our programs in Cambodia, Chile, India and Senegal will run from June 1st through August 1st of 2008.

**To apply, please download our application at http://www.theonewo rldfoundation. org/?page_ id=63.

Further details and requirements are included within the application.

*Application deadline is March 1st, 2008.

OUR MISSION, GROWTH, AND DREAMS Our Mission One World Foundation is a 501(c) (3), non profit organization whose mission is to encourage young people from minority and indigenous backgrounds to become actively engaged in the human rights and development arenas. We believe that social justice, economic justice and respect for human rights can be achieved through global campaigns and coalitions of committed young people.

Our Growth As programming and participation continues to develop within the organization, our mission has grown, incorporating a spectrum of struggles and hopes in human rights. Our participants will not simply participate in global exchange, but pioneer and change the way it works. One World is conscious of and focused on cross-cultural exchanges between impacted and affected communities.

Our Dreams One World imagines experiences where One World Young Leaders working with disadvantaged children in Cambodia not only help to transform lives in Cambodia but serve as important diplomats for their communities in the U.S. In Senegal, we hope One World Young Leaders will contribute to the fight against poverty and the social deprivations it imposes upon communities while gaining the powerful understanding that rich and diverse cultures exist beyond our borders. Most importantly, we are determined to see that while our Young Leaders develop lifelong friendships with each other and friends they make in the host countries they strengthen their passion towards social justice… all in one amazing trip.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please visit our website at http://www.theonewo rldfoundation. org for more additional information about our summer programs in Cambodia, Chile, India and Senegal. We can be reached at info@theoneworldfou ndation.org. If you are a Facebook member, please join our Cause, “The One World Foundation.”

The California Maritime Academy ~ A California State University
Students “Preview Day” – Sat. Nov. 10

Please mark your calendars. The Admission Office is sponsoring its annual “Preview Day” for future students (prospective students) on Saturday, November 10 from 900 to 1330.

This annual program will include the same type of sessions and information as in past years with the addition of a breakout session so students can learn about any of CMA’s specific academic programs. Here is the tentative schedule for the day:

900 – 930: Registration at Rizza Auditorium

930 – 1030: Presentations about Cal Maritime (Academic Life, Campus Life, Leadership Development, Admission, and Financial Aid) in Rizza

1030 – 1100: Breakout Sessions led by Professors about Individual Majors in various locations

1100 – 1230 Student-Led Campus Tours

1230 – 1330 Lunch and Q&A with Staff (Lunch is free for prospective students and $5 for each family member) at the Mess Deck

200 Maritime Academy Drive Vallejo, CA 94590
707-654-1331
www.csum.edu

Do you know any African-American males (friends, family, students, neighbors) who are Jr’s in high school with 3.0 GPA’s or better and interested in attending UC Berkeley for college? Email me at syasmeenali@ gmail.com or give me a call at (510)748-4085 X0 re: application for summer Experience @ UC Berkeley.

This intensive program is exclusively for 70 high achieving African American high school juniors (Class of 2008) from across the state. There will be two separate programs during July 12-14 and August 2-4, including panels with current students, faculty and alumni, personal statement workshops, academic planning and financial aid sessions and much, much more. This program is privately funded and FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS, including transportation, room and board.

-Stephanie Ali 510-748-4085 510-467-4940

Institute for Community Research
http://www.incommunityresearch.org/about/internships.htm

The Youth Action Research Institute (YARI) of the Institute for Community Research (ICR) in Hartford, CT has summer internships available for graduate students interested in working with and training youth to conduct Participatory Action Research (PAR). YARI uses a PAR model to empower youth to make changes in their communities. Each summer YARI conducts a Summer Youth Research Institute for high school students in Hartford, Connecticut. This summer we are interested in recruiting one of the two interns with interest and experience in using PhotoVoice as a research method.

Goals of the Summer Youth Research Institute are to:
Demonstrate to young people the ways research can be used to solve community problems;
Teach skills such as problem identification, research methods, computers, and information presentation and dissemination;
Demystify the process of research by engaging teens in a project which investigates issues of importance to them, their peers, and their communities;
Increase school and community attachment by linking an educational process with a project that invests in the communities of the participants;
Create group bonding around positive community participation;
Improve community conditions by disseminating and applying the results of research through education and advocacy.
What would you get out of this internship?
An opportunity to:

Share your research and/or advocacy expertise with youth in CT;
Improve your research skills through exchanging ideas with youth;
Build professional relationships with researchers at the Institute for Community Research;
Explore future employment and/or thesis topic with researchers involved in research surrounding youth.
Qualifications:
Graduate level work in social sciences, health, or related fields;
Experience with research methods;
Experience working with diverse youth populations (including urban and sexual minority youth);
Excellent communication and organization skills;
Ability to work with a team

The PG&E Black Employees Scholarship is available to high school seniors and returning college students. Five or more applicants will receive scholarships from $250 – $2500. Students must live in the PG&E service territory and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.

Applications are available at http://www.pge.com/about_us/community/scholarships/bea/.

Opal Palmer Adisa
Until Judgement Comes: Stories About Jamaican Men

The stories in this collection move the heart and the head. They concern the mystery that is men: men of beauty who are as cane stalks swaying in the breeze, men who are afraid of and despise women, men who prey on women, men who have lost themselves, men trapped in sexual and religious guilt, men who love women and men who are searching for their humanity…

The stories are framed by the memories of an old Jamaican woman about the community that has grown up around her. The seven stories are structured around wise sayings that the community elder remembers as her grandfather’s principle legacy, concerning the nature of judgement, both divine and human. Each story uses a saying as the starting point but the stories are far from illustrative tracts. From Devon aka Bad-Boy growing up with an abusive mother, to Ebenezer, a single man mysteriously giving birth to a child, to the womanizer Padee whose many women and children struggle to resolve issues with their father, each story reveals the complex, and often painful, introspective search of these men.

Opal Palmer Adisa is a Jamaica-born, award-winning poet, educator and storyteller. Anthologised in over 100 publications, she is a regular performer of her work throughout the USA and presently lives in Oakland, California, when she is not traveling.

A large amount of scholarship money that has been set aside by companies for deserving African American students are either collecting dust of or being returned to businesses because of a lack of interest.The following is a list of scholarships and their Web addresses to pass along to friends and family members with college-bound kids so that this free money will not go to waste.

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